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Wiley Post Autographed Photo

Names:
Post, Wiley, 1898-1935.  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Date:
1933
Summary:
This collection consists of an 8 by 10 inch black and white photograph of Wiley Hardeman Post posed beside the Lockheed Model 5B Vega Winnie Mae (NR105W).
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of an 8 by 10 inch black and white photograph of Wiley Hardeman Post posed beside the Lockheed Model 5B Vega Winnie Mae (NR105W). In the top right corner, an inscription is printed in the image which reads, "Around the World Solo Flight, 7 days 18 hours 49 mins, Wiley Post, 7/22/33." The print is also autographed in black ink "To Fred Bailey From Wiley Post."
Arrangement:
This collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
Wiley Hardeman Post (1898-1935) was an American aviator famed for several record flights, including the first solo flight around the world. Post won the 1930 Bendix Race flying in F. C. Hall's Lockheed Model 5B Vega Winnie Mae (NR105W), and the following year Post, along with Harold Gatty, circumnavigated the world in the Winnie Mae. After this historic first, Post bought the Winnie Mae from Hall and flew the same course alone in 1933.
Provenance:
Christine Gabler, Gift, 2017
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Citation:
Wiley Post Autographed Photo, NASM.2018.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2018.0001
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2018-0001
Online Media:

Wiley Post Route Map Section, Around-the-World Solo Flight

Creator:
Post, Wiley, 1898-1935.  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Maps
Date:
bulk 1933
Scope and Contents:
In 1933, Wiley Post became the first man to fly solo around the world, making the trip in 7 days, 18 hours, and 49 minutes. Lieutenant J. F. Gillon "voluntarily assisted many of the prominent fliers in plotting their courses." After his successful flight, Post returned the map section to Gillon the as a memento.
Biographical / Historical:
This collection consists of a 6.5 x 7 inch, linen-backed map section of the Buffalo, NY region, with route and degrees marked in red ink.
Provenance:
J. F. Gillon, Gift, 1933
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Flights around the world  Search this
Endurance flights  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Citation:
Wiley Post Route Map Section, Around-the-World Solo Flight, Accession XXXX-1006, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1006
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-1006

Aviator Autograph Books (Mabel Perkins)

Creator:
Perkins, Mabel.  Search this
Names:
Arnold, Henry Harley, 1886-1950  Search this
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937  Search this
Elder, Ruth  Search this
Johnson, Amy  Search this
Nichols, Ruth.  Search this
Piccard, Jeanette.  Search this
Post, Wiley, 1898-1935.  Search this
Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973  Search this
Rogers, Will, 1879-1935  Search this
Wright, Orville, 1871-1948  Search this
Ya-Ching, Lee  Search this
Extent:
0.06 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Autograph albums
Date:
bulk 1920s-1940s
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of two 4 by 4 inch leather bound autograph books, and includes autographs from the following aviators: Lady Heath, Clarence Chamberlain, Roger Williams, Howard Hughes, Elinor Smith, Frank Hawks, George Haldeman, Edith Keating, Horace B. Wild, Marchesa Theodora Marconi, Noble Estey, Laura Ingalls, Casey Jones, W. N. Lancaster, Amelia Earhart, Orville Wright, Charles Holman, Will Rogers, Wiley Post, James Mollison, Amy [Johnson] Mollison, Jimmie Mattern, Charles Kingsford-Smith, Arthur Goebel, Ruth Elder, Clema Granger, Lincoln Ellsworth, Berndt Balchen, Clyde Pangborn, Roscoe Turner, Jimmy Doolittle, Benjamin Foulois, Hap Arnold, Dick Konter, Richard Byrd, Ryotaro Kumakawa, Frank Miller, K. McGinnis, Dick Merrill, Igor Sikorsky, Charles E. Rosendahl, Eddie Rickenbacker, Italo Balbo, P.F. M. Fellowes, Ernie Smith, C. C. Mosely, Ruth Nichols, Lee Ya-Ching, and Jeanette Piccard. News clippings and small photographs of the specific aviator are sometimes placed on the page adjoining the autograph. The books also include two event ribbons, one from the Minneapolis Airport Dedication, September 19, 1930, and one from the Aero Club of Minneapolis Field Day, June 12, 1921.
Biographical / Historical:
Mabel Vernet Perkins (circa 1880 - circa 1950) was born in California to William and Sarah Perkins. Shortly after Perkins' birth, her family moved to Minnesota where her father was a successful businessman. By 1920 Mabel Perkins was attending aviation events and become a member of the Aero Club of Minneapolis. During the 1920s through the early 1940s, Perkins collected aviator autographs, mostly from fairs and barnstorming events in the Midwest. She also collected autographs in Miami in 1933, at the New York Word's Fair in 1939, and in Los Angeles and Riverside, California
Provenance:
Grey Marie Dutton, Gift, 2009
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Air pilots  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Women air pilots  Search this
Autographs -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Autograph albums
Citation:
Aviator Autograph Books (Mabel Perkins), Accession 2010-0007, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2010.0007
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2010-0007

CAA/FAA Aircraft Registration Files Celebrity Aircraft

Creator:
Civil Aeronautics Administration  Search this
Federal Aviation Administration  Search this
Names:
Civil Aeronautics Administration  Search this
Federal Aviation Administration  Search this
Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis"  Search this
Corrigan, Douglas, 1907-  Search this
Doolittle, James Harold, 1896-1993  Search this
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937  Search this
Goebel, Arthur C. "Art"  Search this
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974  Search this
Merrill, Dick, 1897-  Search this
Mock, Jerrie.  Search this
Ocklander, E. A.  Search this
Post, Wiley, 1898-1935.  Search this
Turner, Roscoe, 1895-1970  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Cubic Feet ((2 legal document boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Application forms
Correspondence
Date:
1926-1970
bulk [ca. 1920s-1930s]
Scope and Contents:
These are the original Aeronautics Branch, Department of Commerce (later Civil Aeronautics Administration and Federal Aviation Agency) aircraft registration files on sixteen (16) historically significant aircraft or pilots. Aircraft include the following: first aircraft registration issued; Curtiss Robin J NX9243 (Douglas Corrigan); Lockheed 10-E NR-16020 (Amelia Earhart); Travel Air Monoplane NX-869 (Woollaroc of Art Goebel); Hughes Flying Boat (HK-1) NX37602; Ryan NYP NX-211 (Charles Lindbergh); Lockheed 10-E NR-16059 (Dick Merrill); Cessna 180 N1538C (Jerry Mock); Lockheed Vega 5-C NR-105W (Wiley Post); Standard J-1 #249 (E. A. Ocklander); Laird LTR-14 NX263Y (Roscoe Turner); Wedell Williams 109 NR-61Y (Roscoe Turner). These files contain registration and license applications, modification documents, and correspondence relating to the aircraft. There are also pilot files on the following: James Doolittle, Douglas Corrigan and Charles Lindbergh.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Aeronautics Department, Transfer, 1990, 1990-0043, Public Domain
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Curtiss Robin J-1 (Model 50H)  Search this
Lockheed Model 10-E Electra  Search this
Travel Air 5000  Search this
Hughes H-4 (HK-1) Hercules  Search this
Cessna 180 Skywagon  Search this
Lockheed Model 5C Vega  Search this
Standard J-1  Search this
Laird ("Matty") LTR-14 Pesco Special  Search this
Wedell-Williams Model 44 (44 III)  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes -- Registration and transfer  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Genre/Form:
Application forms
Correspondence
Identifier:
NASM.1990.0043
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1990-0043

Wiley Post Scrapbooks

Creator:
Post, Wiley, 1898-1935.  Search this
Names:
Post, Wiley, 1898-1935.  Search this
Extent:
1.01 Cubic feet (2 flatboxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Clippings
Date:
1933
Summary:
This collection consists of three scrapbooks on Wiley Post's U.S. Goodwill Tour made following his 1933 solo round the world flight. Wiley Hardeman Post (1898-1935) was an American aviator famed for his record flights, including his solo round the world flight, and for his work in high-altitude flight.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of three scrapbooks on Wiley Post's U.S. Goodwill Tour made following his 1933 solo round the world flight. Two scrapbooks, identified as S-44-A and S-44C, were dismounted from their binders and were put together at an unknown point. They contain newspaper clippings from the cities Post visited. S-44E is a binder folder of clippings arranged by state, city, and date. Also included are daily tour schedules outlining plans, programs and the VIP guests Post would meet in each city.
Arrangement:
The Wiley Post Scrapbooks Collection consists of three scrapbooks. The scrapbooks were unbound at an unknown date. Original order has been retained.
Biographical / Historical:
Wiley Hardeman Post (1898-1935) was an American aviator famed for his record flights, including the first solo round the world flight, and for his work in high-altitude flight. Born in Texas, Post worked in the Oklahoma oil fields and performed as a parachute jumper in a barnstorming act, Burrell Tibbs' and His Texas Topnotch Fliers. In 1926, blinded in his left eye in an oil field accident, Post used money received in compensation to buy a Canadian-built Curtiss JN-4 "Canuck" biplane. In 1930, while working as the personal pilot for Oklahoma oilman F.C. Hall, Post raced Hall's aircraft, the Lockheed 5C Vega Winnie Mae, to victory in the 1930 National Air Race Derby from Los Angeles to Chicago. In the following year, Post, with Harold Gatty (1903-1957) serving as navigator, circumnavigated the globe in the Winnie May. After the historic flight, Post bought the Winnie Mae from Hall, and, in 1933, flew the same course solo in a time of seven days, eighteen hours, and forty-nine minutes. Beginning in 1934, Post began experimenting with high altitude flights, and developed the first practical pressure suit with Russell S. Colley of the B.F. Goodrich Company. In 1935, Post planned a long-distance flight to Alaska and Siberia in a hybrid Lockheed Orion-Sirius float plane (Lockheed Model 9-E Orion-Explorer) with humorist Will Rogers. On August 15, 1935, Post's aircraft crashed shortly after taking off from Walakpa Lagoon near Point Barrow, Alaska, killing both Post and Rogers.
Provenance:
Socony-Vacuum Oil Company, Gift, 1936, XXXX.0045
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Aeronautics -- Records  Search this
Flights around the world  Search this
Lockheed 5C Vega "Winnie Mae" (2nd Post Vega)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Clippings
Citation:
Wiley Post Scrapbooks, Acc. XXXX.0045, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0045
See more items in:
Wiley Post Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0045
Online Media:

[Dismounted Scrapbooks Marked "S-44A" and "S-44C"]

Collection Creator:
Post, Wiley, 1898-1935.  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Arrangement:
Two scrapbooks, identified as S-44A and S-44E, were dismounted from their binders and were housed together at an unknown point. The end point of the first scrapbook and the beginning of the second cannot be determined.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
Wiley Post Scrapbooks, Acc. XXXX.0045, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Wiley Post Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0045-ref505

[Folder Marked "S-44E"]

Collection Creator:
Post, Wiley, 1898-1935.  Search this
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
Wiley Post Scrapbooks, Acc. XXXX.0045, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Wiley Post Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0045-ref507

Around the world in eight days : the flight of the Winnie Mae / Wiley Post and Harold Gatty ; foreword by Walter J. Boyne ; introduction by Will Rogers

Author:
Post, Wiley 1898-1935  Search this
Gatty, Harold 1903-1957  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 209 p., [8] p. of plates : ill ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1989
1931
[1989]
Topic:
Flights around the world  Search this
Voyages around the world  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_843136

Wiley Post's "Winnie Mae" : Lockheed Model 5-C "Vega" (modified)

Author:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Subject:
Post, Wiley 1898-1935  Search this
Winnie Mae (Airplane)  Search this
Physical description:
[8] p. (incl. covers) : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Specifications
Date:
198u
[198-]
Topic:
Lockheed aircraft  Search this
Call number:
TL540.P65 W55 1980z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_743218

Forgotten eagle : Wiley Post, America's heroic aviation pioneer / Bryan B. Sterling & Frances N. Sterling

Author:
Sterling, Bryan B  Search this
Sterling, Frances N  Search this
Subject:
Post, Wiley 1898-1935  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 371 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2001
Topic:
Air pilots  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_626967

From Oklahoma to eternity : the life of Wiley Post and the Winnie Mae / by Bob Burke

Author:
Burke, Bob 1948-  Search this
Subject:
Post, Wiley 1898-1935  Search this
Winnie Mae (Airplane)  Search this
Physical description:
224 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1998
C1998
Call number:
TL540.P65 B87 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_588425

Will Rogers & Wiley Post : death at Barrow / Bryan B. Sterling & Frances N. Sterling

Author:
Sterling, Bryan B  Search this
Sterling, Frances N  Search this
Subject:
Rogers, Will 1879-1935 Death and burial  Search this
Post, Wiley 1898-1935 Death and burial  Search this
Physical description:
344 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1993
C1993
20th century
Topic:
Humorists, American  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_490546

Wiley Post, his Winnie Mae, and the world's first pressure suit [by] Stanley R. Mohler and Bobby H. Johnson

Author:
Mohler, Stanley R  Search this
Johnson, Bobby H. 1935-  Search this
Subject:
Post, Wiley 1898-1935  Search this
Winnie Mae (Airplane)  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 127 p. illus. 27 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1971
Topic:
Pressure suits  Search this
Call number:
TL515 .S66 no.8
TL540 .P65 1971Y
TL515.S66 no.8
TL540.P65 1971Y
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_357849

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